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Raine Vivian
Good Audio Recorders?
on Nov 1, 2010 at 6:04:44 pm

Hey guys,
Alright, so I have to figure this out really quick for my job.
We have a Canon t2i. We need good audio. I'm thinking of going with the ZOOM H4N. Will the internal mics on that be good enough?
Should I get another addition mic to plug into it? I need pretty decent sound. What do you suggest? Going to be doing a lot of field recording so it needs to be light, and easy to use. What do you think?
I have to have this all figured out by this week.
Thanks guys!
-Raine

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Raine Vivian
Re: Good Audio Recorders?
on Nov 1, 2010 at 6:37:21 pm

Now Im looking at the Juicedlink CX231. Any body every tried this with a Cannon t2i, 5d, or 7d?

-Raine Vivian

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Sam Mallery
Re: Good Audio Recorders?
on Nov 1, 2010 at 7:36:27 pm

Hi Raine,

You've asked a few big questions. Starting at the beginning, I would not suggest the Zoom H4n. There is a better option. The Tascam DR-100 is a better option because it allows you to control the gain of each of its two inputs independently.

Is using a separate digital audio recorder good enough? Usually it's not enough. You're going to need additional microphones to plug into the recorder. What kind of mics (and microphone accessories) you need depends on what kind of stuff you're shooting.

Are the juicedLink CX series XLR adpaters good? Yes. But again, you'll need external microphones and accessories.

Shooting with an external recorder and shooting with an XLR adapter are two pretty different workflows.

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Raine Vivian
Re: Good Audio Recorders?
on Nov 1, 2010 at 8:04:12 pm

Thanks for your reply.
Im looking at getting the Tascam RD-100 and a Rode NTG-2. I was told by I few people its a great combination, and very versatile.

Now Im looking into mic/boom stands. I need a boom that can be on shoulders, and set upright. Any Suggestions? Thanks again

-Raine Vivian

http://www.rainevivian.net
http://www.seaboundesign.com


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David Jones
Re: Good Audio Recorders?
on Nov 1, 2010 at 9:57:28 pm

Hi Raine,

What is it that you're shooting?

Dave J


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Bob Kessler
Re: Good Audio Recorders?
on Nov 4, 2010 at 8:44:15 pm

There has been talk about low levels with the NTG-2/H4n combo. You have to keep in mind that the H4n is marketed at musicians whose sound sources are as a rule much louder than conversational dialog, so the H4n is "biased" that way, and the NTG-2 has lower a output level than most mics.

With almost any DSLR it won't matter what you plug into it unless you can defeat the AGC which substantially raises the noise floor, and even if you do manage to defeat the AGC the audio implementation on DSLRs is very substandard at best.


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